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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
September 12, 2013 12:50
Subject:
Re: [perl #119635] deprecate and remove qsort?
Message ID:
20130912125038.GZ66035@plum.flirble.org
On Fri, Sep 06, 2013 at 06:54:12PM +0200, Steffen Mueller wrote:
> On 09/06/2013 02:42 PM, Nicholas Clark (via RT) wrote:
> > 1) nothing will break if we removed _qsort.
> 
> ... on CPAN.

Good point. Nothing on CPAN will break, and probably nothing else.

> > but it's not exactly high maintenence code.
> 
> It's certainly not, nut pp_sort.c as a whole is moderately complex. 
> Reducing the amount of code there can only be good.

That seems to be the principal benefit.
And the cost is either zero, or pretty close.
(This is one of those points where Google Code Search would have been useful)

Nicholas Clark

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